Note: Installing spring plates is a very dangerous task and should never be attempted by an amateur or without using the proper installation tools. If you are not a competent mechanic - DO NOT ATTEMPT TO INSTALL!!!
Our medium-stub and long-stub (not short-stub) spring plates are designed with open ends on purpose so that the torsion bar can be installed from the outside if the installer chooses to. Click here to see. However for those who insist on a clean look and do not want the torsion bar exposed to the elements, we manufacture dust covers. They are made from either billet aluminum or billet stainless steel, and use 4 set screws to hold firmly into place.
Setup shown on Darrell Vittone’s record holding Ghia.
If you need even more power to the road then replace your bushings with these retainers. These retainers will reduce - if not eliminate - wheel hop entirely! They are made from 6061 billet aluminum, hard coat anodized, and have bearing grade bronze bushings inserted into them.
These retainers have already gone into the record book as Darrell Vittone secured the record at the Mojave Mile, speeding past 140 mph his “36 HP Challenge” engine.
*Be sure to ask about color selection and availability before placing your order.
You are going to need bushings that have the right inner diameter as well as hardness for your driving needs. Urethane bushings are superior to factory rubber bushings because they are less prone to deformation. This is a good thing because the torsion bar area is a pivot point - not a suspension damping point. It follows then that bushings should attempt to retain their original shape - not be crushed. We offer urethane bushing that are either medium hardness or very hard.
Spring Plate Loader Tool
If you don't have one then you are going to need one. These tools should be considered a must for safety and ease of installation. The reason that these are so necessary is because Atomwerk spring plates must be pre-loaded much like a factory spring plate has to be loaded. It is this pre-load that gives the quality ride that everyone has come to expect from Atomwerk products. However, the force from this pre-load can be compared to a bear trap and, just like one, injuries from a flying spring plate can be severe to fatal. So take the danger out of the equation and purchase our Spring Plate Loader Tool. Just like the rest of our products they are a high quality tool made from only the finest materials. They work by bolting one end into the upper shock mount and the other end into a hole on the spring plate. When it is in this location the tool cannot slide at all and it takes just a turn of the wrench to torque up and down a plate.
Stainless Steel Fasteners
Replace your old corroded bolts on your suspension with superior and easier to install socket cap screws. Stainless steel fasteners and the best option because not only are they strong but will not rust. 1 set includes all of the bolts, washers, and nuts to replace the bolts on your end caps and spring plate ends on both sides.
Grade 12 Fasteners
Replace your old corroded bolts on your suspension with superior and easier to install socket cap screws. 1 set includes all of the bolts, washers, and nuts to replace the bolts on your end caps and spring plate ends on both sides.